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Table A. Job openings, hires, and total separations by industry, seasonally adjusted

Table A. Job openings, hires, and total separations by industry, seasonally adjusted
Category Job openings Hires Total separations
Dec.
2018
Nov.
2019
Dec.
2019(p)
Dec.
2018
Nov.
2019
Dec.
2019(p)
Dec.
2018
Nov.
2019
Dec.
2019(p)

LEVELS BY INDUSTRY
(in thousands)


Total

7,479 6,787 6,423 5,717 5,827 5,907 5,469 5,709 5,730

Total private

6,860 6,071 5,739 5,353 5,460 5,563 5,122 5,361 5,393

Mining and logging(1)

29 22 14 39 24 26 34 30 30

Construction(1)

299 217 239 399 439 484 369 426 435

Manufacturing

435 381 360 351 339 330 342 333 340

Durable goods(1)

298 252 224 186 195 191 175 195 198

Nondurable goods(1)

137 129 136 165 143 139 167 138 143

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,482 1,244 1,121 1,176 1,166 1,148 1,134 1,231 1,101

Wholesale trade

178 190 190 151 157 128 143 149 121

Retail trade

986 733 698 802 769 767 765 847 729

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities(1)

318 321 233 224 240 253 226 235 251

Information(1)

123 136 113 80 89 81 87 79 83

Financial activities

380 353 303 201 232 221 180 216 196

Finance and insurance

317 252 236 133 145 136 131 145 126

Real estate and rental and leasing(1)

63 102 68 67 87 85 49 70 70

Professional and business services

1,391 1,218 1,178 1,144 1,156 1,149 1,116 1,121 1,113

Education and health services

1,348 1,293 1,199 717 724 718 652 664 677

Educational services(1)

91 146 112 124 106 104 101 92 92

Health care and social assistance

1,258 1,147 1,087 593 618 614 551 572 585

Leisure and hospitality

1,102 982 969 1,037 1,081 1,147 1,007 1,073 1,174

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

154 124 147 154 184 182 153 177 203

Accommodation and food services

948 858 822 883 897 966 853 896 971

Other services

271 226 243 209 211 259 201 187 244

Government

619 716 684 364 367 344 347 348 336

Federal(1)

87 105 81 36 46 42 44 44 41

State and local

532 611 604 328 321 302 304 305 295

State and local education

229 223 225 176 162 147 163 150 158

State and local, excluding education(1)

304 388 379 152 159 156 141 155 138





RATES BY INDUSTRY
(percent)


Total

4.7 4.3 4.0 3.8 3.8 3.9 3.6 3.7 3.8

Total private

5.1 4.5 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.3 4.0 4.1 4.2

Mining and logging(1)

3.8 2.8 1.8 5.1 3.3 3.6 4.5 4.0 4.1

Construction(1)

3.9 2.8 3.1 5.4 5.8 6.4 5.0 5.7 5.8

Manufacturing

3.3 2.9 2.7 2.7 2.6 2.6 2.7 2.6 2.6

Durable goods(1)

3.6 3.0 2.7 2.3 2.4 2.4 2.2 2.4 2.5

Nondurable goods(1)

2.8 2.6 2.8 3.5 3.0 2.9 3.5 2.9 3.0

Trade, transportation, and utilities

5.1 4.3 3.9 4.2 4.2 4.1 4.1 4.4 3.9

Wholesale trade

2.9 3.1 3.1 2.6 2.6 2.1 2.4 2.5 2.0

Retail trade

5.9 4.4 4.2 5.1 4.9 4.8 4.8 5.4 4.6

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities(1)

5.0 5.0 3.7 3.7 3.9 4.1 3.7 3.8 4.1

Information(1)

4.2 4.6 3.8 2.8 3.1 2.9 3.1 2.8 2.9

Financial activities

4.2 3.9 3.4 2.3 2.7 2.5 2.1 2.5 2.2

Finance and insurance

4.8 3.8 3.6 2.1 2.3 2.1 2.1 2.3 2.0

Real estate and rental and leasing(1)

2.7 4.2 2.8 2.9 3.7 3.6 2.1 3.0 3.0

Professional and business services

6.1 5.3 5.2 5.4 5.3 5.3 5.3 5.2 5.1

Education and health services

5.3 5.0 4.7 3.0 3.0 2.9 2.7 2.7 2.8

Educational services(1)

2.4 3.7 2.8 3.3 2.8 2.7 2.7 2.4 2.4

Health care and social assistance

5.9 5.3 5.0 2.9 3.0 3.0 2.7 2.8 2.8

Leisure and hospitality

6.2 5.5 5.4 6.3 6.4 6.8 6.1 6.3 6.9

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

5.9 4.7 5.5 6.3 7.3 7.2 6.3 7.1 8.0

Accommodation and food services

6.3 5.6 5.4 6.3 6.2 6.7 6.0 6.2 6.7

Other services

4.4 3.7 3.9 3.6 3.6 4.3 3.4 3.1 4.1

Government

2.7 3.1 2.9 1.6 1.6 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5

Federal(1)

3.0 3.6 2.8 1.3 1.6 1.5 1.6 1.5 1.5

State and local

2.6 3.0 3.0 1.7 1.6 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5

State and local education

2.1 2.1 2.1 1.7 1.5 1.4 1.6 1.4 1.5

State and local, excluding education(1)

3.2 4.0 3.9 1.6 1.7 1.7 1.5 1.7 1.5

Footnotes
(1) No regular seasonal movements could be identified in the job openings series, therefore, the seasonally adjusted and not seasonally adjusted data are identical.
(p) Preliminary

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Last Modified Date: February 11, 2020